Environmental (Green) Procurement Policy Consultations


The Public Procurement Agency is developing a Green Procurement Policy to enhance the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s sustainable purchasing practices and requirements. The Public Procurement Agency wants to hear from stakeholders and the public to ensure that any newly developed policy meets the needs and expectations of both residents and industry leaders in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Green procurement means procuring goods and services with a reduced environmental impact compared to similar offerings. An environmental impact is defined as any change to the environment, whether harmful or beneficial, resulting from activities, products, or services.

Environmental impacts are considered along with elements such as price, availability, quality and performance. This is typically achieved by including environmental impact criteria in the evaluation of bids for public body contracts. Additionally, there are a number of other tools that may be used to support this goal, including the use of a Supplier Codes of Environmental Conduct. 

Given the purchasing power of public bodies, A Green Procurement Policy may reduce the negative environmental impacts involved in the use products and services public bodies require for its operations. The policy would act as a tool to encourage businesses to adopt more sustainable products, services and processes. This may result in benefits such as:

  • Reduced energy use and/or greenhouse gas emissions and/or enhanced energy efficiency;
  • Reduced use of toxins;
  • Reduced waste and, where appropriate, facilitating enhanced recycling and/or repurposing efforts; and
  • Alignment with national and international ecolabel standards and requirements.

Get Involved

To make an informed decision, the Public Procurement Agency is seeking your views on the development of a Green Procurement Policy. The input from this questionnaire is an essential element in ensuring any policy meets the needs of businesses and residents in the province.

Online Questionnaire

This questionnaire provides a brief overview of the issue and each section includes specific questions and spaces for a response. There is also an opportunity to indicate any additional feedback at the end.

It should take around 35 minutes to complete this questionnaire.

Click here to complete Public Questionnaire.

Click here to complete Vendor Questionnaire.

The online questionnaire will be open until Friday, November 5, 2021.

If you require this document in an alternative format, please email MarkDrover@gov.nl.ca or call (709) 729-0358.

Written Submissions:

Written submissions will be accepted until Friday, November 5, 2021. 

Mailing address:
                        Public Procurement Agency
                        30 Strawberry Marsh Road 
                        St. John's, NL 
                        A1B 4R4

Email: MarkDrover@gov.nl.ca

How will your input be used?

The information we receive will be reviewed by the Public Procurement Agency.  All feedback will be considered when developing the Green Procurement Policy.

Privacy Statement

Please do not include your name or any information that could identify you.  The collection of information is done under the authority of section 61(c) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015, for the purpose of collecting public feedback on the Green Procurement Policy).

The collection of information is under the authority of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015, for the purpose of collecting public feedback on how to enhance local preference in procurement. All feedback will be considered as officials prepare recommendations. Any personal information that may be received will be governed in accordance with the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 and will only be used for the purpose of informing this project.

If you have questions about how this information will be collected, used, or disclosed, please email MarkDrover@gov.nl.ca or call (709) 729-0358.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or additional comments regarding this engagement opportunity, please contact:
                        Mark Drover
                        Manager of Policy Development
                        Public Procurement Agency
                        30 Strawberry Marsh Road
                        St. John's, NL 
                        A1B 4R4
                        Email:  MarkDrover@gov.nl.ca